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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sioux Falls Woman Sentenced for Misuse by a Representative Payee

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, woman convicted of Misuse by a Representative Payee was sentenced on October 21, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Pamela Ann Olson, age 47, was sentenced to 6 months of probation, $113,227.53 in restitution, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Olson was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 4, 2018.  She pled guilty on August 12, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from incidents between November 2009 and December 2017, in the District of South Dakota and elsewhere, when Olson, who was her father’s representative payee, willfully and knowingly converted Title II program benefits payments made to her father, which are administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration, to a use other than for the benefit of her father.  Olson received her father’s Social Security benefits payments, and then stole and misused those benefits payments. 

This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman prosecuted the case.

Updated October 27, 2019